Radiation therapy is a one way of cancer treatment. It uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and stop spreading the destruction of new healthy cells. Mostly this therapy is useful to all cancer patients. The radiation may be external, from special machines, or internal, from radioactive substances that a doctor places inside your body which creates a radioactive pathway. Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells. Treatment must be carefully planned to minimize side effects of the radiation. Common side effects include skin color changes and fatigue. Other side effects depend on the part of your body being treated.
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on September, 2014